Table Tennis Wellington



Coaching & Training Groups

Hi all, we have two new Coaching sessions starting up for the season:

For Juniors (age 8-16) a Saturday 4:30-6pm session (see the TTW Junior Coaching Flier for details). This starts June 18.

For players at the level of Division 1 or Premier interclub standard there is a Thursday evening 7-9pm session (see the TTW Training Invitation Flier for details). This coaching group is now underway and targets preparation for the Wellington Open (July 30/31).

All sessions are at Empire in Petone.
For further information contact Richard Lee on 567 0314 or 022 0684866.

Interesting new PingSkills articles

Check out the PingSkills blog with a couple of new entries with particular NZ interest in particular a wide-ranging interview with Richard Lee – 3 Time New Zealand Open Champion.

Maybe some new ideas for you to try out in the upcoming Composite Teams!

(thanks to Paul Griffin for the link)

Parafed have-a-go day


19 people attended the Have-a-go day held on June 20th at the Empire Table Tennis stadium. The event was organised by Parafed Wellington sports co-ordinator Michelle Laurenson.  TTW  was represented at the event with Secretary Stephen Hope setting  up and TTW Chairman Bruce Northover assisting throughout the day.

TTW coach Andrew Hubbard commented ‘ there were 7 disabled athletes, wheelchair athlete 11 year old Catherine Pot showed a lot of potential and is keen to continue.  Working with Parafed Wellington we plan to follow up on this day with regular coaching sessions for a number of wheelchair athletes who we hope may go on to represent Wellington at the NZL Parafed Championships being held in North Harbour 22-25 October.”

A special thanks to Empire Table Tennis Club  Building Convenor John Kane who spent many long hours making the bathroom facilities at Empire wheelchair compliant for this event.

How to achieve victories in modern table tennis

At a recent European coaching conference held in Zagreb, Croatia, LI Xiaodong who is a highly profiled expert and coach from China made a presentation to 60 participants from the  23 European Associations who took part took. LI Xiaodong is the coach of former 3 times World Champion Wang Liqin and many, many other World and Olympic Champions. To enjoy the full story please go the following webpage:

To download the full presentation please click on2_LI XIAODONG_Victories_Modern_TT

Reading 4 to 5 times may assist to absorb this fasinating insight into Chinese table tennis.

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